Cottages by the Sea in France

The coastal regions of France are very diverse: from the rocky coves and distinctive red granite of Brittany to the sun-drenched Riviera; from the long golden sandy beaches in the Vendee to the D-Day beaches of the Normandy coast.

Please scroll down the page to browse our selection of seaside cottages and gites which are within walking distance (generally around 3km or less) of the sea or a beach, a superb addition to any cottage holiday.

Simply click on the name of the property for photographs, more details, check availability, book on-line.

Featured Accommodation

Kerilly Cottage

Kerilly, nr. Locquirec, Brittany.

Sleeps 5. Dating from the 1500s, this traditional stone-built Breton cottage is just minutes away from several lovely beaches and sheltered coves. An above-ground splash pool lies within the large, south facing, enclosed grounds. Cottage Code: W14833.

  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • 16th Century

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La Ferme du Poulmic

Bénodet, nr. Quimper, Brittany.

Sleeps 5. Carefully restored, this traditional Breton cottage features shared use of heated swimming pool. Set in tranquil rural surroundings, it lies within walking distance of one of the town’s quieter sandy beaches. Cottage Code: T29454.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

Villa des Demoiselles

La Forêt Fouesnant, Brittany.

Sleeps 10. With its own private heated indoor swimming pool, this light and airy Breton style townhouse is located in the quaint seaside resort of La Forêt-Fouesnant. Within walking distance of the old port, with its bars and seafood restaurants. Cottage Code: F29460.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

Cavalaire-Sur-Mer

nr. Le Lavandou, Cote-d'Azur, France.

Sleeps 10. Just a short stroll from the beach, this picturesque Provençal villa offers stunning sea views over to the charming little harbour. Relax whilst listening to the peaceful song of the cicadas beside the luxurious swimming pool. Cottage Code: FCV045.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Les Issambres

nr. Frejus, Cote-d'Azure.

Sleeps 6. Boasting stunning views over the Mediterranean, this delightful detached villa is set between the Riviera towns of Frejus and Saint-Maxime. Soak up the vista from the infinity swimming pool and enjoy al fresco dining on the sunny terrace. Cottage Code: FCV103.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • 20th Century

La Belle Vue

Theoule-sur-Mer, Cote-d'Azur, France.

Sleeps 8. Enjoying stunning views over the forest and sea to the Lerins Islands, this beautiful holiday villa boasts 4 spacious en suite bedrooms. Air-conditioned on the inside, outside, there are two large terraces surrounding the private swimming pool. Cottage Code: FCV465.

  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • 20th Century

La Colline

Ste. Maxime, Cote d'Azur, France.

Sleeps 6. In a row of pretty terraced houses, built in typical Provençal style, this holiday property boasts a shared swimming pool (30m away) and tennis courts. The private south-facing terraces enjoys lovely views over the Bay of St. Tropez. Cottage Code: F83111.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Shared pool
  • 20th Century

Les Issambres

nr. Ste-Maxime, Cote-d'Azur, France.

Sleeps 8. Peacefully located in a pretty hillside setting, this stylish holiday villa is just 800m from shops, restaurant and a sandy beach. Enjoy views from the patio over the well maintained gardens to the swimming pool and on to the sea beyond. Cottage Code: FCV095.

  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Agay

Agay, nr. Fréjus, Cote-d'Azur.

Sleeps 2. Set on the ground floor of a distinctive towered property, this comfortable holiday apartment overlooks the picturesque bay known as le Golfe d’Agay, or Gulf of Agay. With its own covered patio area, it is just a walk away from a sandy beach. Cottage Code: FCV075.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Saint-Pabu

Saint-Pabu, nr. Ploudalmezeau, Brittany, France.

Sleeps 10. Lovingly converted from former fishermen’s cottages, this superbly renovated holiday property sits on the banks of the Benoit river in the Pays des Abers region of Brittany. Offering a covered outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub. Cottage Code: FBF325.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

Chez Boussard

Fouesnant, nr. Bénodet, Brittany.

Sleeps 6. With its exposed beams and feature stone fireplace, this carefully renovated cottage sits within large well-tended grounds, complete with its very own outdoor heated swimming pool. Just 2km from the nearest beach. Cottage Code: T29551.

  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • 19th Century
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